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live by the sword, die by the swordOne who uses violence can expect a violent response. It is better to try to use peaceful means wherever possible.(figuratively) One can expect dire outcomes from any vice; used to convey poetic justice.Rate it:

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double-edged swordA benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but non-obvious cost or risk.Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo commit suicide by allowing one’s body to drop onto the point of one’s sword..Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo resign from a job or other position of responsibility, especially when pressured to do so.Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo voluntarily take the blame for a situation.Rate it:

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put to the swordTo execute, especially by using a sword.Rate it:

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put to the swordTo severely defeat.Rate it:

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sword and sandalOf or pertaining to a genre of books or films relating fantasy-adventure tales involving heroic exploits in ancient or biblical times.Rate it:

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sword and sorceryOf or pertaining to a genre of narratives—including short stories, novels, television shows, films, and computer games—which combines wizardry and other fantastical supernatural elements with violent combat using medieval weaponry..Rate it:

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the pen is mightier than the swordMore influence and power can be usurped by writing than by fighting.Rate it:

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two-edged swordA double-edged sword; a benefit that is also a liability.Rate it:

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two-edged swordUsed other than as an idiom: see two, edged, sword.Rate it:

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bleeding edgeSomething very current, or modern where there may actually be a hazard or risk in using it, such as with potentially unstable software. The term relates to a sword.Rate it:

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cross swordsUsed other than as an idiom: see cross, sword., to place or hold two swords so they cross each other.Rate it:

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run throughTo impale a person with a blade, usually a sword.Rate it:

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